Oh, hi there. Remember me? It's been awhile. Before that grilled fish taco recipe, it had been a long while. Give me break though, we just moved to Colorado!
Between the sorting and packing and the loading and the driving and the unpacking – oh, the unpacking. If you ever rent a place site unseen from across the country, be sure to ask the landlord how many stairs you’ll have. Just… trust me. By the third trip up the stairs, I was seriously questioning my sanity and my judgement. I was also trying to figure out how to rig up a pulley system to haul everything up through the windows.
But now, I can finally sit down, take a deep breath, relax, aaaaaand get back to business. You’ve all been incredibly patient – it’s been too long since we sent a new recipe into the interweb. And you’re still here, reading this and caring about what I have to say. Thanks for that, you wonderful people! *Big Internet hugs!*
Like I said – back to business. The business of birthing this summer dream of a caprese salad into existence. Our spiralizer was near the top of the first “kitchen” box that we unpacked, a conscious decision that I made when we were packing. It’s zucchini season and I knew I’d be craving it ASAP. (If you don't have a spiralizer, you could certainly chop your zucchini into matchsticks or cube it. Or you can buy one and enjoy spiralized veggies forever!. )
We mixed up a variation on one of my go-to homemade dressings because it’s so good at complimenting summer flavors. And most importantly, it’s just thick enough to cling to every crunchy zucchini spiral, all the fresh bites of mozzarella, and the ripe tomatoes. I have a new favorite hot weather meal – it’s easy to make, requires very little cleanup, and somehow manages to be light and filling at the same time. It’s veggie magic!
So this is the first recipe in our new kitchen, in our new apartment, in our new city. And after I took the pictures, we sat down in our camp chairs to share our first meal together – this salad.
We’re completely avoiding turning on the oven right now, so you can expect more cook-free and summer-heat-friendly recipes coming your way soon.
If you enjoyed this zucchini caprese salad recipe let us know in the comments!Print